COMMENT | Sabah battle a crucial litmus test for Bersatu

Phlip Rodrigues

Modified 9 Aug 2020, 10:44 pm

COMMENT | The battle in Sabah for the hearts and minds of the voters is not a routine exercise that comes and goes every five years. This is a snap election that will be keenly watched in the peninsula because of the extraordinary political climate that the country is experiencing now.

The election can only be seen as the right move to pre-empt a bid by former chief minister Musa Aman to topple the legitimately elected government.

Musa claimed that he had the numbers to form the next government after some "elected frogs" had jumped from the ruling party - Warisan - to join Musa's Sabah Umno.

Chief Minister Shafie Apdal had no choice but to thwart this nefarious plan. He sought and obtained the consent of Governor Juhar Mahiruddin to dissolve...

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